Human Trafficking Awareness: Global and Local Perspectives

February 24, 2020

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery, where people are exploited through control or influence by another person, usually through sexual exploitation or forced labour. According to the United Nations, nearly 2.5 million people in countries around the world, including Canada, are actively being trafficked at any given time.

In recognition of Human Trafficking Day, this presentation will provide information about human trafficking from local and global perspectives. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the realities and the harms of trafficking as a pressing human rights issue.
  
This event includes a presentation and a Q&A from 12 to 1 p.m., followed by an opportunity to network and to view Dr. Dhungel’s exhibition, Photovoices: Voices of Sex Trafficking Survivors in Nepal.

Speakers:

Dr. Rita Dhungel, School of Social Work, Faculty of Community and Health Studies, MacEwan University.
Ambere Porter, Director of Organizational Development, Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta (ACT Alberta).

 

This event is co-hosted by the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response and the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity.


Office of Sexual Violence, Prevention, Education and Response
MacEwan.ca/SexualViolence

Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity
MacEwan.ca/HumanRights



Event Details

Date February 24, 2020
Start Time 12:00 p.m.
End Time 1:30 p.m.
Location Room 9-215
Robbins Health Learning Centre
10910 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Roxanne Runyon
Contact Phone 780-497-4027
Contact Email roxanne.runyon@macewan.ca
Event Website Visit Site